SOLD Mahogany Obsidian and Onyx Stripe Ring
Mexican Vintage Jewellery
Large, Mexican statement ring. Lovely square finish inlay with sloped sides, mahogany obsidian and onyx stones set in a heavy gauge of sterling silver. Handcrafted circa 1980s this is a nice quality statement ring.
Setting 1.9cm x 1.5cm / Band: Internal circumference 60mm = US 9 and AU S
Mexico Eagle 2 and 925
Obsidian, Onyx, Sterling Silver
Spectacular vintage condition!! Shows mild wear commensurate with age, no dings or chips, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste.
About this Piece
Sterling is an alloy of silver containing at least 92.5% pure silver (925 parts of 1000 thus the 925 stamp), the remainder is made up of a mix of metals (most commonly copper) used to make the metal workable. Pure silver is generally considered too soft to work with, although you can find silver jewellery at 950 or 980, even the occasional 99.9% fine silver, which can be work-hardened to increase durability.
Obsidian is a hard, glass-like volcanic rock produced when lava cools very rapidly without crystallisation. It can come in a variety of dark colours and sheens.